How to Nominate Someone for Washingtonian’s “Most Powerful Women” List

Every other year, Washingtonian publishes a list of Washington’s Most Powerful Women—the leaders in the DC area on both the local and national stage who are shaping various fields, from the arts to medicine to the economy. Our next Most Powerful Women list will be published in the October 2023 issue.

Many people ask how they can nominate someone for that article. Our Most Powerful Women list is a reporting project—the writer assigned to the article talks to many, many people who know the region well, asking them to tell us who are the true leaders who deserve to be included. We don’t base the list on other votes. Someone cannot lobby or buy her way onto the list.

That said, we are always happy to entertain suggestions. If you’d like to nominate someone for Washingtonian’s 2023 Most Powerful Women list, you can send an email with the subject line “most powerful women” to the magazine’s editor, Sherri Dalphonse, at Please provide a few brief details on what the person does and why you believe they are among the area’s leaders.

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